[ ri-pyey-noh; Italian ree-pye-naw ]
/ rɪˈpyeɪ noʊ; Italian riˈpyɛ nɔ /
noun, plural ri·pie·nos; Italian ri·pie·ni [ree-pye-nee] /riˈpyɛ ni/.
Origin of ripieno
1715–25; < Italian: full
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Examples from the Web for ripieno
The Opera House orchestra needed a ripieno (supplementary violin), and Handel accepted the post.Story-Lives of Great Musicians|Francis Jameson Rowbotham
Ripieno is an Italian musical term, meaning that which accompanies and strengthens.
British Dictionary definitions for ripieno
/ (rɪˈpjɛnəʊ, Italian riˈpjeːno) /
noun plural -ni (-niː) or -nos
(in baroque concertos and concerti grossi) the full orchestra, as opposed to the instrumental soloistsAlso called: concerto Compare concertino (def. 1)
Word Origin for ripieno
C18: from Italian: from ri- re- + pieno, from Latin plēnus full
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